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Poster: anthonypaul Date: Mar 27, 2012 12:12pm
Forum: texts Subject: Rees's Cyclopaedia

I am updating the Wikipedia page about Rees's Cyclopaedia, (1802-1819) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rees%27s_Cyclop%C3%A6dia

Whilst adding writing links to the digital version on the Internet Archive, I noted that Vol 11 of the text, Vol 3 of the plates and the Atlas are missing. Is this a glitch, or are the volumes awaiting scanning? Can somebody look into it, please.

Thanks

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Mar 27, 2012 1:08pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Rees's Cyclopaedia

No glitch, it's common for book series to have missing volumes. Can't say why or how that happens, but somewhere in history, either recently or in the past, the volume went missing, either from the library or from the scanning project. The best thing is to search for alternative copies, either on Internet Archive (perhaps mislabeled) or on other book scanning sites like Google Books, Hathi Trust or Online Books Page. Between the four you might be able to piece together a full set. I did this with Notes & Queries.

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Poster: anthonypaul Date: Mar 28, 2012 2:33am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Rees's Cyclopaedia

Thanks for the tip. I've posted links on WP to the missing volumes on the HathiTrust site. Now the work has been digitised, the OCRd text could be the basis of compiling an index volume to the work. AFIK the OCRing has been done well, apart from the fact that all the 'long Ss' of the original have come out as 'Fs'!